Johnson & Johnson Careers

Head of Medicinal Chemistry

Shanghai, China
Chemistry


Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805622734W

A senior member of the Discovery Centre Leadership Team, the head of medicinal chemistry will be responsible and accountable for leading all Chemistry efforts. The Centre is active in two LO projects per year from one of three focus areas (Hepatitis B, Lung Cancer, Heme Malignancies) and ensuring this baseline activity every year through a carefully thought through early discovery pipeline will be a key responsibility. 

The Head will be expected to provide both people leadership and world class technical expertise to the chemistry scientific staff, that establishes and maintains the project progress and positioning of the discovery centre at global forums that include diverse scientific stakeholders. Scientific excellence and a pipeline of New molecular entities that have a measurable and marketable differentiated advantage will be the ultimate legacy of the new leader.

Training and mentoring the next generation of drug hunters will be an important and measurable outcome of success for the new leader and should be linked to the project deliverables and training implemented for each employee.

Accountable for the day to day operation of the Chemistry team and laboratory, quality and safety will be the top priorities and within this responsibility the new head will;

·        Oversee activities of the staff and consultants to ensure high quality results and timely completion of all projects within budgetary guidelines.

·        Manage department budget within guidelines.

·        Remain current with advances in chemistry and industry needs to provide leadership and technical expertise to ensure productivity and delivery of quality products and services to members.

·        Ensure accurate, timely response to technical inquiries from staff or other department members.

·        Prepare annual research program proposals and related budgets, long-range research proposals, and technical progress reports. Recommends modification to the program as necessary.

·        Prepare executive reports, makes presentations to company committees and senior management.

·        Represent the company to members of industry, academia, and government agencies as required.

·        Interact with others on the management team, board of directors, technical committee, and others.

·        Hire chemistry research staff, ensures training and development activities are provided to optimize staff skills, conducts performance appraisals, and mentors and supports the development of career.

Finally, The head of Chemistry will be a member of the discovery centre leadership team where he/she will be expected to shape the future or the discovery centre and develop a strategy that differentiates our centre such that it creates value for Janssen and promotes an innovation mindset in everything we do.


Qualifications

·        Oversee activities of the staff and consultants to ensure high quality results and timely completion of all projects within budgetary guidelines.

·        Manage department budget within guidelines.

·        Remain current with advances in chemistry and industry needs to provide leadership and technical expertise to ensure productivity and delivery of quality products and services to members.

·        Ensure accurate, timely response to technical inquiries from staff or other department members.

·        Prepare annual research program proposals and related budgets, long-range research proposals, and technical progress reports. Recommends modification to the program as necessary.

·        Prepare executive reports, makes presentations to company committees and senior management.

·        Represent the company to members of industry, academia, and government agencies as required.

·        Interact with others on the management team, board of directors, technical committee, and others.

·        Hire chemistry research staff, ensures training and development activities are provided to optimize staff skills, conducts performance appraisals, and mentors and supports the development of career.


Primary Location
China-Shanghai-Shanghai
Organization
J&J (China) Investments Ltd (7046)
Job Function
Chemistry
Requisition ID
1805622734W